The present issue of the Handbook represents already the nineteenth volume in this statistical publication series. Over time, the Handbook became an important source of reference for researchers, analysts with multinational corporations and banks, managers and policy-makers with a strategic interest in Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE). For the first time, Kazakhstan was added to wiiw databases and is covered in this compendium of statistics.
The publication serves as a quick reference tool, allowing to assess trade and investment flows, to study the processes of economic restructuring, catching-up and European integration and to evaluate the manifold impacts of the economic crisis on the basis of ascertainable facts.
The Handbook contains revised and updated annual and monthly statistics, covering key economic data and a number of structural indicators for nearly all CESEE economies* for the period 1990-2013. The Handbook contains many calculated indicators that are not included in the wiiw online databases and offers ready-made tables and graphs in hardcopy and Excel format.
* Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine